Secret Service Investigating "Kill Obama" Facebook Poll

The Secret Service is investigating a Facebook poll which had been posted Saturday and was taken down Monday morning after the Secret Service alerted Facebook. The poll asked "Should Obama be killed?"

The responses included:
  • yes
  • maybe
  • if he cuts my health care
  • no


You can see an image of the now-deleted poll above. It shows that at least at one point there were over 700 votes.

Here is a statement from Facebook:
“The third-party application that enabled an individual user to create the offensive poll was brought to our attention this morning. It was immediately suspended while the inappropriate content could be removed by the developer and until such time as the developer institutes better procedures to monitor their user-generated content. We’re working with the US Secret Service but they’ll need to provide any details of their investigation.”
The Secret Service naturally takes anything like this quite seriously, and is investigating. The Huffington Post noted that another user quickly created a poll asking "Should the creator of 'should Obama be killed' be arrested?"

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